The Design*Sponge Guide
See the post here.
News and Blogs
36 Hours in Durham, NC (New York Times)
Things About Durham That Should Have Made the Times List, But Didn't (Raleigh's News & Observer)
Durham Dining: Pies, Panini & Barbeque (New York Times)
The South's Tastiest Town: Durham, NC: A scrappy scene of artisans devoted to coffee beans, brews, and the craft of humble foods. (Southern Living Magazine)
Durham, A Tobacco Town, Turns to Local Food (New York Times - again!)
The Durham Convention &Visitor Bureau
And for some non-food-related reading:
Our Favorite Spots, Mapped
We made you a Google map of some of our favorite spots, mostly downtown. Peruse the list on the left for coffee shops, restaurants, bars, shops, etc. Most of these can be walked to; a few require a car.
View Jessie and Matt's Durham favorites in a larger map
***NEW: Durham History Hub's Grand Opening is on wedding day!***
Downtown Durham. Events start at 10am and include a parade down Main Street. See this link for more details.
A Perfect Saturday Morning on foot in Durham - Jessie
For lunch I'd go to Daisy Cakes, also on Foster, and get one of the sandwiches and a cupcake and pastry for dessert.
To work it off, I'd wander through downtown along Main Street up to Brightleaf Square and visit Vert & Vogue boutique and Morgan Imports, before heading back to the hotel for some beauty rest for the night's festivities!
A Perfect Saturday Morning in Durham - Matt
|Sennett's Hole on the Eno River|
I'd take the Laurel Cliff's trail, to the South River Trail, a very short hop on the Buffalo Trail, and then it's just .15 miles fording a small stream to get to Sennett's Hole. It'll probably be a little cold for swimming, but it's a beautiful spot to watch the water go by. Depending on the water level will depend on how easy it is to cross the stream and get to the river. I'd expect this to just be an easy stroll and a chance for some fresh air.
After getting back I might grab lunch on the outdoor patio of the Fed, at Bull McCabe's, or from one of the food trucks parked near the Saturday Farmer's Market.
After enjoying lunch, it's time to head back for a nap and get ready for the wedding!